Ann T. Lebeck

Senior Counsel
713.751.5261

[email protected]

Shári Falloon

Assistant
713.751.5211

[email protected]

Ann Lebeck represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, including oil and gas, construction, real estate, and contract disputes.

Ann first joined Gibbs & Bruns as an associate in 2007, after clerking for the Honorable Will Garwood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2006-2007. After a family move to Denver, Colorado, she practiced in the trial groups at Jacobs Chase, LLC (2010-2011) and Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (2011-2014), where she litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration. In addition to her broad range of litigation experience, Ann has also worked as a solo practitioner both in Colorado and Texas, focusing exclusively on the oil and gas industry and various related title issues. After returning to Houston, Ann rejoined Gibbs & Bruns in 2021.

Representative Matters

Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP v. Acuren Inspection, Inc., et al.
Represented Defendant Tulsa Inspection Resources, Inc., a Tulsa-based inspection company, in a lawsuit brought by Panhandle, a pipeline owner, seeking over $42 million in damages allegedly caused by defective welding performed during the installation of a new, 31-mile pipeline in Indiana in 2007. Secured a favorable, confidential settlement early in the discovery phase of the case.

Nevada Power Company v. Nevada Cogeneration Associates #2
Represented Nevada Cogeneration Associates #2, a joint venture co-owned by Chevron and Dynegy, in the defense of an arbitration filed by electric utility Nevada Power Company. NCA #2 developed a qualified facility to produce power for the Las Vegas area which Nevada Power Company purchased under the terms of a 30-year power purchase agreement. The arbitration involved a dispute over the proper interpretation of certain provisions of the agreement. At the time of arbitration, the utility forecast that in 2023 it would be entitled to a rebate of approximately $320 million. The matter was arbitrated before a former federal judge who ruled in favor of the firm’s client by denying the utility’s rebate claim in its entirety.

Education

University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 2006
  Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
  
Teaching Quizmaster
  National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) Moot Court Team

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1998

Recognition

Named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ “Colorado Super Lawyers,” 2013-2015

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member

Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  Board of Directors, 2012-2016
  Judicial Committee Co-Chair, 2014-2016
  Programs Committee Co-Chair, 2012-2014

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Impact Denver Program, Class of 2011

Presentations and Publications

Panelist: “Construction Defects,” Colorado Bar Association 32nd Annual Real Estate Symposium, 2014, Vail, CO

“Inadvertent Disclosure of Confidential or Privileged Information,” 40 Colo. Law. 65, 2011 (co-author Michael H. Berger)